Year of the Wood Dragon


Chinese Canadian

An illustration depicting the Year of the Wood Dragon using elements of traditional Chinese papercut design and festive lunar new year colours. The year of the Wood dragon wishes prosperity, vitality, and growth to all in the coming new year.

Carolyn Wong is an illustrator and mural artist based in Vancouver, Canada

Carolyn is a Chinese Canadian artist and has collaborated on design projects with national institutions, local municipalities, and small businesses. Her past clients include the Bank of Montreal, Purolator, the City of Victoria, the City of Richmond, Vancouver Chinatown BIA, Downtown Victoria Business Association, False Creek Harbour Authority, Steveston Harbour Authority, and the Vancouver Mural Festival.

Carolyn has a deep love for storytelling and thrives to create vibrant illustrations that celebrates nature and community values. As a first generation Chinese-Canadian, her work is a reflection of both eastern and western influences as she draws on nostalgic themes that resonate with diaspora communities. Carolyn’s artwork celebrates the beauty of nature using colourful graphic forms combined with dynamic natural elements.

The Lantern City is grateful to be held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). We acknowledge our privilege to be gathered on this land, and commit to work with and be respectful to the Indigenous peoples whose arts and stories inspire us to bring communities together.